Edith Mijares Ardiente is Vice President, Environmental and Energy Affairs of Chicago-based Navistar, Inc. (NYSE: NAV), one of the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and military trucks, diesel engines, school and commercial buses and recreational vehicles. She was elected to this position in May 2000, after serving as director of environmental affairs since 1991.
She is responsible for establishing corporate environmental policies and guidelines and providing technical and regulatory assistance to all Navistar locations and operations. Under Ms. Ardiente’s leadership, the company has been recognized for its environmental excellence and leadership as evidenced by over 100 environmental and energy awards received by the company for its operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
Ms. Ardiente received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering, valedictorian, magna cum laude from the University of San Agustin in the Philippines. In college, she was a full university academic scholar and a Philippine National Science Development Board scholar. She received her M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is a registered professional engineer (PE) and a qualified environmental professional (QEP). She was President of the Air and Waste Management Association in 2005. Ms. Ardiente has received numerous technical and civic awards, most recently an award from the President of the Republic of the Philippines for environmental excellence and community leadership.